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Hearing God's Words: Exploring Biblical Spirituality (New Studies in Biblical Theology #16)

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Many discussions of Christian spirituality draw on a range of traditions and "disciplines." Little attention, however, appears to have been given to the Bible itself for its teaching on this theme or as a source of spirituality. Similarly, it is commonly assumed that, when it comes to spirituality, the evangelical tradition has little to offer. In response, Peter Adam urge ...more
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Published March 11th 2004 by IVP Academic (first published January 16th 2004)
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Michael Rachel
Jun 25, 2014 Michael Rachel rated it liked it
Helpful book on using the ordinary means of grace. I was a bit confused, however, at Adam's desire to wed together the best of "evangelical" and "reformed" spirituality. Reformed spirituality is certainly broader than the misconceptions or errors that many in the Reformed world have maintained. I would maintain that a Reformed spirituality founded on the ordinary means of grace is a sufficient form of spirituality and piety, grounded in the Bible, and useful in life. Adam may have furthered his ...more
Andrew Fox
Jul 23, 2012 Andrew Fox rated it really liked it
God has spoken; he speaks now, and has a great deal to say to us continually. The limitations of Pentecostalism reduce the means by which God speaks. For instance, a church service where the preacher and believer are vessels through which God speaks, the first by sermon preparation and delivery and the second by the gifts of the Holy Spirit in whoever `feels' they should speak for God. If this is true, then God cannot possibly be speaking to the world. This is a huge contradiction of the Gospel. ...more
Pearlie
Jul 18, 2010 Pearlie rated it liked it
As I began to read Hearing God's Words, I had high expectations. I got this book because I felt it is always important for me as a reminder not to approach the Holy Word of God academically as I do find myself doing sometimes. There is a need to read it devotionally. As much as what D.A. Carson said during his conference here a couple of months ago that we can and should combine both the devotional reading and studying of Scriptures - do devotion in Greek for example and in my case, do devotion ...more
Tyler Hurst
Everybody wants to be spiritual, and refromed, theologically minded Christians are no different. However there is a ton of ideas and content floating around in the land of Christian publications that is unhelpful and sometimes inaccurate. Peter Adam's text is a very helpful corrective in showing how spirituality always begins with the word of God.
Joshua Cook
Nov 14, 2012 Joshua Cook rated it liked it
Shelves: religious
Seems to be more of a dissertation than a book.
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Peter Adam's major ministries have included lecturing at St John's College Durham, UK, and serving in Melbourne as vicar of St Jude's, Carlton from 1982-2002, and then as principal of Ridley Melbourne from 2002-2012. He was also chaplain of Melbourne University and archdeacon for parish development in the Melbourne Anglican diocese. Peter is currently vicar emeritus of St Jude's, Carlton, and Cano ...more
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